Inspired by a true story of a U.S. soldier who left the army after witnessing atrocities during a 2 year tour of duty in Iraq. The soldier has since joined the ever-growing ranks of those in the 'war resister' movement.
"From World War I to Korea and Vietnam, presidents have lied to the American people because they believed that if the public knew the truth, they would not support the move for war. The track record of the U.S. news media in the 20th century is one of regularly going along with fraudulent efforts to get the nation into one war or another by the administration in power." - world renowned authors Robert McChesney and John Nichols
"To oppose the policies of a government does not mean you are against the country or the people that the government supposedly represents. Such opposition should be called what it really is: democracy, or democratic dissent, or having a critical perspective about what your leaders are doing. Either we have the right to democratic dissent and criticism of these policies or we all lie down and let the leader do what is best, while we follow uncritically, and obey whatever he commands." - Michael Parenti, American political scientist, historian and media critic
"The point of public relations slogans like "Support Our Troops" is that they don't mean anything. That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. Its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something: Do you support our policy? That's the one you're not allowed to talk about." - Noam Chomsky, prolific author, philosopher, educator and political activist
"War, we have come to believe, is a spectator sport. The military and the press have turned
war into a vast video arcade game. Its very essence - death - is hiddenfrom public view." - Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for New York Times
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